Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Library of Congress Magazine features Gibson Girls

May-June 2013 issue cover

The new Library of Congress Magazine (Vol. 2 No. 3: May-June 2013) features the Gibson Girls and other cartoons by Charles Dana Gibson in an article by the Library's Martha Kennedy. It's downloadable here.


The "Gibson Girl" set the archetype for young women at the start of the last century and was the epitome of illustration style for two decades. Also, the struggles for women's suffrage, celebrating Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine and the high-tech cloning of a Stradivari violin.

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